Winner - Best Middle School App of 2012 - Best App Ever
Winner - 2012 Best Teaching App by TeachHub.com
Winner - 2012 4th Best Speech Therapy App by Let's Talk SLP
Winner - 2012 Best Social Skills App by Tech in Special Ed
Winner - 2012 Best Special Needs App by Teachers With Apps
Finalist - 2012 Best Special Needs App by SmartAppsForKids
ConversationBuilderTeen is a teen version of the popular and award winning ConversationBuilder virtual conversation simulator. It is designed to help teenaged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings. The auditory pattern of conversation is presented in a visual format to help students recognize and master the flow of conversation.
Students learn when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation. They will also learn how to recognize sarcasm and how to respond when someone is bullying them or someone around them.
The student will be asked to initiate conversation, respond to conversations initiated by others or participate in group conversations. Students will be guided through conversations and allowed to record and save their conversations for later playback and study. Conversations are grouped into eight themes. The themes are school, relationship, sports, entertainment, bullying, sarcasm, clothes, and summer.
Being able to converse with peers is the cornerstone of developing relationships, and ConversationBuilderTeen™ promotes development of this skill in a fun and engaging way.
- Over 300 conversations
- 8 conversation themes - School, Relationship, Sports, Entertainment, Bullying, Sarcasm, Clothes, and Summer
- Visual interface to learn the pattern of conversation
- Students record their half of the conversation
- Group and one-on-one conversation settings
- Student may import photos into the group conversations
- Student can initiate or respond to conversations
- Student recordings are interlaced with pre-recorded audio to create complete conversations
- Real time history allows student to replay every segment of a conversation
- Conversations may be archived and emailed
- Parental controls to lock out some conversations
- Compatible with iPad
- Requires 5.1 software update
ConversationBuilderTeen is part of "The Builder Series" of award winning education apps. Mobile Education Store has won over 40 app awards and has been named educational developer of the year in 2011 and 2012.
Mobile Education Tools is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 10-17
Categories: Special Needs
Updates for iOS11 compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
For older and mature teens
I want to start by saying this is a wonderful app for helping a teen with social situations and proper conversations. Throw in some moral lessons as well. A+. I originally got this to use with my 13 yo but she is not quite mature enough for many of the conversations, even with the parental controls. This will be an app for in a couple of years for sure. The parental controls are great and a big plus for me. One of the things that I thought was a nice touch was that you or your teen could record their own responses in the conversation and then play back the whole conversation at the end, so you can hear the whole flow. You can set it up for more than 1 person to track and you can track progress as well. As an adult I even got something out of the app in helping me to be more aware of conversations that I have with others. Nice! Highly recommended! But I do recommend you got through some of the conversations before a young teen does.
I think this one is better than the original in the overall setup. Some of the features of this app that are really neat are the history button which displays the conversation like you see on the iPhone messages, the info button which tells you what each conv. is about, explanations as to why certain responses don't work and the ability to have each choice read to you by an appropriate voice. Some topics should be viewed with caution as they may be inappropriate for some kids. I skipped the conversations about drugs, but I think they are still important topics that can be addressed with the consent of a parent or by a parent. If you have concerns with particular conversation topics then I suggest emailing the developer. He works really hard on these apps and he would probably appreciate appropriate critical feedback. Overall, I really enjoyed using this app as well as the original.
This app has some promising characteristics, but I was a bit disappointed with some of the favorable responses. I reviewed it with some of my students, paras and our OT. It was suprising to hear that they felt that certian responses were deemed appropriate. My students responses to many of the "appropiate" responses were; 'If I said that I might get punched out.", "Someone might kick me if I said that to them". Some of the response might lead to our students being set up to get bullied or be deemed inappropriate and cause them to get in trouble in a school setting. I really like the format. I like the ability to have them practice it and have them hear what their own responses sound like. I would hope that the developers consider cleaning up the conversations so that they are socially acceptable and won't lead our students into situations that would be problematic. I receive this copy for review purposed, but if I had paid the full price and then found out that it was not acceptable I would not be a favorable customer.
- Mobile Education Store LLC
- 531.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Mobile Education Store 2012. All rights reserved
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.